La historia del mundo

Gabriel Valansi | 07.06.2017 - 26.07.2017

Press release

THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD (Excerpt) | Gabriel Valansi
Solo Show

ROLF ART is delighted to announce Gabriel Valansi’s solo show entitled “LA HISTORIA DEL MUNDO” ( The history of the world). The opening exhibition will take place wednesday, June 7th – 7pm. at the gallery located in Esmeral- da1353, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The show – free admission- can be visited from Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. until July 14, 2017.

In the exhibition, an excerpt of a site specific installation, the artist ventures into a History of the World with te anticipated knowledge that it is an impossible story. As a starting point for this colossal endeavor, Valansi rearranges the visual information he has taken from universal encyclopedias, organizing the raw images asynchronously and with no specific temporal reference. His judgment is not random. In his frieze, these images appear to summon each other: they emerge from the dense black that covers them and then disappear with the speed of a glance that finds a new point of interest. Like Warburg, he knows that the only possibility of approaching some kind of truth comes from the tension generated by this dissonant contiguity. It is in this dissonance where what underlies the images, what they conceal, and what emerges beyond their iconology can appear. More than a story or a visual story, more than a work of art, his History of the world is a device that offers a reflection on the immense power of images.